I rarely get way out west in the city, but when work took me there on a sun-kissed morning I took the opportunity to inspect their local breakfast offerings. I headed to McArthur’s bakery on Saughton Road North.

Having contemplated their window full of tempting looking baked goods across a savoury and sweet selection, I was thinking a bacon roll would do the job nicely. I ordered one of these which came in a lightly crisp and fresh morning roll, baked on the premises. It was rather good.

Breakfast pie!

Breakfast pie!

What caught my eye while I waited at the counter inside was a truly monstrous looking creation – their breakfast pie. In a traditional Scotch pie casing, to the eye it seemed to comprise scrambled eggs, black pudding and a link sausage. Upon closer inspection there was a slice of bacon and some baked beans in there, too. I couldn’t resist.

The friendly counter woman gave it a quick reheat for me. I was soon on my way to sample this extraordinary item

Bacon roll

Bacon roll

It proved to be a comprehensively filling and tasty beastie. The black pudding was particularly good. This was far from elegant sophistication, but I was absolutely delighted to discover its existence. I’m sure it has been pleasing local devotees for a long while, but I’m glad to bring it to a wider audience.

So overall, I’d be happy to point you in the direction of McArthur’s as it’s a joyously fun place. I would urge you to give their breakfast pie a try as it’s an enjoyable eat that will make you smile.

Blythe scores McArthur’s
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: breakfast pie, bacon roll

I wore: overcoat

Total bill: £2.50

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